Bachelor of Science, Concord College, 1964; Master of Arts, Florida State University, 1966; Doctor of Philosophy, Florida State University, 1971.
English educator, Florida State University, Tallahassee, 1964-1970; English educator, East Carolina U., Greenville, North Carolina, 1978-1980, 82-83; English educator, Indiana (Pennsylvania) U., 1986-1991, 98. Consultant literature and literacy Eastern North Carolina School district, 1980-1985.
Member Modern Language Association, MELUS, National Council Teachers English.
Married Vincent Peter Mikkelsen, August 16, 1965. Children: Vincent Peter, Mark Evin.